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Thai Express Kitchen, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Thai Express Kitchen

4.1
4.1
126 Reviews
£25 and under
Thai
Our first ever dine-in restaurant! Thaï Express is a new take on traditional Thaï Cuisine. Packed full of flavour, with unique twists and fusions based on your favourite Thai dishes! We offer a whole new extensive menu and dining experience, whilst sticking to our roots with our traditional open kitchen. With Halal, Gluten-free, Vegetarian and Vegan options there is a variety for everyone to enjoy. Customers can choose a protein and then add spice levels based on a preference from mild to very spicy. If you have not tried us already...don't be shy and give it a THAI!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30–22:00 Sun 11:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    0131 677 0868
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We can cater for events up to 200 people. Reach out for more info

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

126 Reviews
  1. Emma

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely. High top tables were nice. Would return.

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  2. VeeH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommended to us by a friend - it did not disappoint. Staff were friendly and attentive, food was freshly prepared and delicious - we will be back!

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  3. kayd

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience, great food, great service. Loved the upstairs booth

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  4. SharonH

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time at Thai Kitchen and I’ll definitely return. The food was delicious and staff were warm and friendly. We were celebrating a birthday and staff were great fun. My daughter has been previously and it’s now her favourite restaurant and I can understand why

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  5. sarahM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Great staff. The upstairs tables were a bit odd, not completely comfortable for shorter people. But the food was delicious and staff really friendly and helpful.

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  6. BernardO

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is only salty and do not have any flavour of the type of food we ordered. There is no coffee.

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  7. JacquiW

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived almost half an hour early - not a problem Welcomed and had a fabulous meal with great recommendations from our server

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  8. PaulG

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food terrific and staff v helpful. Have no hesitation in recommending. Only down point was no toilets in the restaurant and the queues were v long

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was inauthentic and tasted processed. Will not be visiting again

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really fast service. Big portions. Lovely food. Would recommend

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  11. HeatherS

    Angus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with helpful staff. Tasty food and made fresh . Good value for money .. easy to book table. Would definitely return .

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was okay, not the best thai food I have eaten but not the worst as well. Servers were really nice and food came in just a few minutes after ordering. Their tom kha soup has noodles in it which was weird and definitely one of my least favourite food items in there.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great service. We loved the little booths and the vibe of the restaurant

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  14. AraP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and delicious food at an affordable price point!

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  15. Gillian

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Although the food was delicious, the person serving us wasn’t great. Initially when my friend arrived she was told we didn’t have a booking, but still got a seat). I arrived and he came over to ask what we wanted, I asked if we could have a few more minutes and he rolled his eyes, sighed and walked off. We ordered. My food came first but my friend’s didn’t show up. When asked he asked again what she ordered and said it would be two minutes, he went back to the area where it was cooked, likely to place the order. It came as I was about half way finished. We asked for crackers (to tide my friend over). When we finished we were asked straight away if we wanted the bill. My friend said could we not order desserts? He rolled his eyes, sighed again and brought the menus back over. We decided not to get anything as felt rushed and thought we could get something else, elsewhere. When we told him we would just like the bill the same eye roll and sigh happened. At the end my friend asked if they needed the table (despite the restaurant not being busy). He said no, and that the restaurant is open until 10.30 - stay as long as we want (but felt this was sarcastic). Like I said, food was delish, but not impressed with the service at all. Felt really uncomfortable, so unlikely to be back. Which is a shame.

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  16. Toria

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's my 3rd time dining here and this place never disappoints. Highly reccomend the booths as they're amazing for privacy. The food is excellent with plenty of vegeterian and vegan options. The thairacha tofu bites are my absolute favorite.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived for a date night. Seated fast & order was taken. Within 10mins our food arrived. It was brilliant & worth the money! The service was fast & polite. We will deffo be back!

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  18. ShahAli

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent table wasn’t that clean but other then that good experience

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  19. KarenS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Thai food. Lovely staff who were very attentive and friendly. Nice kids menu too.

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  20. Vonb

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food excellent. Didn’t have half the cocktails on menu available. Service poor. Food came before drinks. Had to ask to order. Plates cleared before finished.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very tasty and everyone in the group enjoyed their food.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was really flavoursome, but the Service was lacking. Our meals arrived separately, with no one coming near us for drinks refills. We were wanting to order dessert as well, but no one came near us so we paid the bill and left.

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  23. Aman

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and very relaxed atmosphere. Service was good too

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  24. Vivek

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very expensive for a fast food version of Thai food Poor service

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  25. Emma

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty lunch and good vibes and ambience. Will be back :)

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  26. NeilP

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Don't go here. Just don't. There are many good Thai restaurants in Edinburgh. This is not one. The food we had was poor. Especially the soggy coating on the fish, and the cardboard texture crackers. A waste of £47.

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  27. HKyle

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were sat in an individual booth up a set of stairs and it was lovely and private. Food was excellent, very tasty and served quickly. Staff were pleasant. Felt it was slightly overpriced for what it was.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Found chairs / seating a little uncomfortable when sitting for a long time. Food served not together???

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  29. Josh

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant staff were attentive at start but as soon as we got our food we were forgotten about. We would have bought quite a few more drinks. We tried to get there attention several times and in the end just ended up getting up to get the bill to go somewhere else for more drinks.

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  30. ChrisF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The papaya salad was an insult to thai food and the stir fried basil was very oily,also it 3 asks to get the fried egg I had ordered at the start ..overall not impressed

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  31. AnthonyD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Sat at a dirty table in a booth. We were then forgotten about by the serving staff. One member of staff did realise that we hadn’t been attended and also cleaned the table. We were than offered menus quite abruptly like it was our fault we had been forgotten. Food was average. Really had to try and get the staffs attention for any kind of service. Have been before and not experienced this kind of poor service.

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  32. Graham

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very slow: we were still waiting for food an hour after arriving, and there was a long delay between people's main courses arriving (this was for a group of three). This was not the fault of the waiting staff, who were literally running around the restaurant. The raised booths are worth avoiding: the seats are a long way off the floor, and the rail for resting heels on is too low for short adults.

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  33. ShahAli

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a bit slow and they missed our starters totally food was good

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  34. Quinn

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, service was bad. Brought 2 of 4 plates and forgot the rest. Took 10 mins to flag someone down to tell them to bring rest of meal. No follow up…wanted a drink but couldn’t order. Had to flag again to bring check.

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  35. Tourist

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The only negative experience in Edinburgh in 3 days. We’ve chosen this place because of the good recommendation score, but it turned out to be a disappointment. It took 30 min to take an order. Main courses arrived separately and before the starter. Drinks came last. 3/6 cocktails on the menu were not available. No one asked if the food was good or whether we want anything else. We had to ask for the bill ourselves. When we asked to split the bill, the waitress told us to calculate the amount ourselves because. Maybe it was such a bad service due to the rush, but then they should at least apologize for the long waiting time and make sure the customers would have a pleasant experience anyway. Pros: tasty food (7,5/10) and large portions.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience!

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  37. SusanG

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and good service. Was given a booth which was really nice.

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  38. MariaJ

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the most amazing Thai Restaurant in Edinburgh. They have this Thai Pad dish that is mouthwatering! Lovely staff! Specially Matthew who took care of us with a lot of patience and kindness. Overall highly recommended!!

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  39. PaulM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very fast service once food order was placed. One of the best meals out I've had in a long time, everything cooked to perfection, would definitely go back next time we're in Edinburgh.

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  40. RuthM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Good choices. Good service and was in good time.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Thai Express Kitchen using the Order Online button. Thai Express Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Thai Express Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 677 0868.

Thai Express Kitchen is rated 4.1 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Thai Express Kitchen

Unit 101, 103 St James Square Quarter, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3AD

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located in Level 1 - St James Quarter. Tucked away in Leith Street Eats
  • Area
    Edinburgh
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30–22:00 Sun 11:30–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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